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FROM ISRAEL: “IT DOESN’T EXIST!!”, by Arlene Kushner (ArlenefromIsrael)

By   /  December 8, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2019 On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution supporting the “two state solution.” This caused considerable consternation among supporters of Israel. But, in fact, it is not terribly surprising:   The House is controlled by the Democrats. And they are responding to the very appropriate and long-overdue November 18 […]

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Israel’s Settlements Are Not the Principal Obstacle to Peace with the Palestinians – Bret Stephens (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 22, 2019  /  Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 22, 2019 Israel’s Settlements Are Not the Principal Obstacle to Peace with the Palestinians – Bret Stephens (New York Times) When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict there are a number of outmoded beliefs: That the conflict can be solved by returning to the status quo ante 1967. That peace between Israel and the Arab […]

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The issue of settlements is more than a land dispute up for negotiation, by Melanie Phillips (JNS)

By   /  November 22, 2019  /  Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 22, 2019 The only way to end what is essentially an Arab war of extermination against Israel is to call out the Palestinians on their fundamental lies and to treat them not as statesmen-in-waiting, but as international pariahs. Click here for full article

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Summaries of 3 articles on legality of Israeli settlements by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  November 19, 2019  /  History, International, Israel's legal case, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 19, 2019 Israel’s Rights in the West Bank under International Law – Amb. Alan Baker Israel’s rights in the West Bank did not originate with the 1967 Six-Day War. The Balfour Declaration issued by the British government in 1917 acknowledged the indigenous presence and historic aspirations of the Jewish people to reestablish their historic national […]

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Land for peace: A historical perspective by Martin Sherman (JNS)

By   /  October 24, 2019  /  History, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 Shimon Peres wasn’t the only one who eventually supported the land-for-peace doctrine and Palestinian statehood, having previously warned of the deadly perils this would entail. “In an address before a joint session of the U.S. Congress (Jan. 28, 1976), Rabin cogently underscored the irrelevance of territory as a cause of Arab enmity towards the […]

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The Dream Palace of the American Peace Processors – Michael S. Doran (Foreign Affairs via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 18, 2019  /  History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 The Dream Palace of the American Peace Processors – Michael S. Doran (Foreign Affairs) By moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, blessing Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, and other gestures, the administration is said to have overturned half a century of settled U.S. policy, abandoned the Palestinians, and killed the two-state solution. […]

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The EU Demonstrates a Distinct Political Bias Against Israel – Amb. Alan Baker (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 4, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 4, 2019 The EU Demonstrates a Distinct Political Bias Against Israel – Amb. Alan Baker (Jerusalem Post) European Union Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process Susanna Terstal, writing in the Jerusalem Post on Sep. 21, evidently believes that incessant repetition of the phrase “two-state solution” adds some element of legitimacy and feasibility to the idea. […]

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U.S. Ambassador Friedman: “Right Now, There Is No Safe Way for Israel to Separate from the Palestinians” – Herb Keinon (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 2, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 2, 2019 U.S. Ambassador Friedman: “Right Now, There Is No Safe Way for Israel to Separate from the Palestinians” – Herb Keinon (Jerusalem Post) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Jerusalem Post in an interview: Q: You were criticized over the summer for the picture of you taking a sledgehammer and inaugurating the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road. Friedman: “I […]

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Israeli Annexation of Jordan Valley Is Compatible with Two-State Solution by Matthew Mainen (J. Post via M.E. Forum)

By   /  September 25, 2019  /  double standards, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2019 You’ve probably never heard of Baarle-Hertog, a Belgian territory consisting of an unremarkable three square miles in an otherwise unremarkable part of Europe. However, things get interesting when you look at a map. Baarle-Hertog contains about two dozen unconnected areas entirely surrounded by the Netherlands. Complicating matters, some of these territories in […]

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Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt Looks Back on U.S. Peace Efforts – Omri Nahmias (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 16, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 16, 2019 Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt Looks Back on U.S. Peace Efforts – Omri Nahmias (Jerusalem Post) In his first interview since announcing his resignation, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt said he wouldn’t change any of the significant U.S. decisions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The decisions we made were appropriate for what we are trying […]

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